Former Premier League player Carlton Palmer believes Tottenham should have seen the negative impact from Harry Kane’s failed transfer coming.
The England international was linked with a move to Premier League champions Manchester City during the summer transfer window, but he remained at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium beyond the August 31 deadline, with Daniel Levy refusing to sell.
Last season’s Golden Boot was the third of Kane’s career, as he also picked up the award in the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 campaigns.
Whilst in great form last term, Kane is currently struggling after failing to score in any of his first five league games. And Palmer believes that the transfer situation during the summer was bound to have an effect on his game. He told This is Futbol:
“Harry Kane’s had to try and maintain a diplomatic and a professional outlook on the whole situation, but when you’ve cost the club nothing and the club won’t allow you to go for £130 million when they’re not in a position to challenge for the league or Champions League, if they didn’t think that would have an effect on Harry Kane and Harry Kane’s performance, they must have been living in cloud cuckoo land.”
Kane has a brilliant goalscoring record for Tottenham, scoring 166 Premier League goals prior to this weekend’s match against Aston Villa, which puts him seventh highest on the all-time Premier League top goal scorer’s chart.